FS#7739 - Bass Distortion

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Mike brown (Mad Dan) - Sunday, 09 September 2007, 19:14 GMT
Last edited by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 12:08 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Music playback
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Gigabeat F/X
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I have a Gigabeat & an HS320 both running Rockbox: I'm getting bass distortion (sounds like old-fashioned over-recording)at all levels on both players using either OGG or FLAC. Seems to be on CD's ripped using WINAMP(?). Vinyl encoded with Magix does not seem to have the problem. Is this a WINAMP problem?
Have you any suggestions to overcome it please, I'd be really grateful.
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Closed by  Steve Bavin (pondlife)
Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 12:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing:  This is a support issue, not a bug. Take it to the forum or IRC.
Comment by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Sunday, 09 September 2007, 19:32 GMT
How are your sound settings configured, which volume do you listen at, do you use bass boost, eq, replaygain, etc...?
Comment by Mike brown (Mad Dan) - Monday, 10 September 2007, 11:46 GMT
I have tried listening with graphic turned off & all tone controls at zero......makes no difference. Neither does reducing playback volume.

Mike brown
Comment by Nils Wallménius (nls) - Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 15:41 GMT
Do the files sound ok when played back on your computer, if so could you upload a file with the problem so someone could take a look?
Comment by Mike brown (Mad Dan) - Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 21:18 GMT
This track sounds reasonable on computer, reasonable on H320 but diabolical distortion on Gigabeat!
Comment by Michael DiFebbo (medifebbo) - Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 21:41 GMT
Have you tried reseting your settings by using Settings --> Manage Settings --> Reset settings?
Comment by Mike brown (Mad Dan) - Thursday, 13 September 2007, 12:16 GMT
Question: what do I lose if I use reset settings? As a keen audio book fan I don't want to lose my bookmarks!
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 12:07 GMT
Bookmarks won't be lost by Reset Settings. You can make a backup of your exising config.cfg first, should you wish.